Artist Patricia Jepsen has created art for movie stars and TV shows, and for the cover of the book “Parallel Worlds,” written by Delaware author Clark Kneuker

Frequently art and literature combine to convey a story. This is the case with “Parallel Worlds,” written by Delaware author Clark Kneuker and illustrated by Patricia Jepsen, a local artist from Rising Sun, Maryland.

The Gilbert W. Perry Jr. Center for the Arts (Gibby Center) will feature the artwork by Jepsen during gallery hours from Oct. 4-27 at 51 W. Main St., Middletown.

At the free opening reception, Friday, Oct. 5, guests can view these dynamic works and meet both the artist and author from 6-8 p.m. Kneuker will be signing his book while his son, Jimmy Kneuker, and his band, will be preforming his original music created to complement his father's book.

“Parallel Worlds, Book One” is the first in a series of four books. Kneuker said, “It is an epic struggle for possession of the human soul that started in the Garden of Eden and fully took shape in 1692. This book will take you to the parallel worlds that exist in different dimensions next to our world. As a reader, you will go on a journey beyond anything you could ever imagine.”

Illustrating an imaginative world created by another is a daunting task. Jepsen meets this challenge with finesse in over fifty beautiful and colorful oil paintings.

This seasoned artist has gained public attention with her sun painting featured by the “CBS Sunday Morning” show as a promo for the Meryl Streep film “Florence” in July 2016. In addition, Jepsen had a solo art exhibition in London, England, at the prestigious Park Theatre and was commissioned to paint the portrait of Ian McKellen of “The Lord of the Rings” movie fame.

A fun project by the artist was painting the Van shoes of actor Matt Rippy from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”